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The Army Medal of Honor is a gold star 1 3/8 inches wide surrounded by a green lauren wreath. The star has five points, each tipped with trefoils and is suspended from gold bar bearing the inscription "VALOR", surrmounted by an eagle. Minerva's head surrounded by the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is in the center of the star. Centered on each ray of the star is a green oak leaf. The reverse side of the cross has a bar engraved "THE CONGRESS TO" and a space is available for the recipient's name.